One of baseball’s most exciting players will miss half the season as Marlins infielder Dee Gordon has tested positive for PEDs, according to Major League Baseball.
Kenta Maeda has spent his first season on this side of the Pacific confounding hitters and even socking the odd dinger. Tonight, he did it again, hoodwinking Jose Fernandez into chasing this pitch way up in the zone. Fernandez was so charmed by Maeda’s pitch that he couldn’t keep from laughing all the way into the…
Clayton Kershaw made Giancarlo Stanton swing and miss with a nasty little curve in the fourth inning to get his seventh strikeout of the evening. Two innings later, Stanton faced Kershaw again and smacked a fastball to the moon so hard that the Dodgers ace fell to his knees on the mound.
Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon was an absolute pest to Mets reliever Jim Henderson in Tuesday’s game. Gordon milked his eighth-inning at-bat for 16 pitches before he lifted a single into shallow left field.
Justin Verlander didn’t allow a hit through five innings to the Miami Marlins this evening, but once Miami woke up (presumably because Barry Bonds dispensed a few pieces of sage wisdom), they really started hitting the dogpiss out of the ball.
Yesterday, Florida radio host Craig Mish tweeted something that would have been literally unbelievable had it not involved Barry Bonds.
Let’s all go back to 1992, when The Simpsons’ “Homer At The Bat” first aired. Mr. Burns recruits a bunch of ballplayers as ringers for his softball team, including Don Mattingly. Here’s a very good, long piece on the episode, and how it got made.
Barry Bonds—an alien god who destroyed space-time—is the new Miami Marlins hitting coach, which is a pretty interesting development.
Tommy Hutton, the former major leaguer who has been the Marlins TV analyst since 1997, was kicked to the curb today, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. Jackson, who called Hutton “the best TV analyst in South Florida,” reports that according to Hutton, the Marlins gave him no reason for not renewing his…
Oh yeah, it’s hot fucking stove season. The most interesting and most frighteningly plausible (given the franchise involved) blockbuster deal being bandied about would involve the Marlins trading away starter Jose Fernandez, an insanely talented 23-year-old under team control for the next three years.
Joe Adel is a fine enough baseball player on his own, good enough to pitch for South Florida, but he’s no Dee Gordon. On the final day of the season Gordon went 3-for-4 to raise his average to .333, and give him the NL batting title. That’s when the congratulations started rolling in. To Gordon’s old number. Which is…
Ichiro Suzuki is an ageless wonder who quite possibly has limitless baseball powers he only chooses to dole out sparingly for the art of it. One of those powers is pitching, which he did against the Phillies today. His official line? One inning pitched, one earned run, and two hits. Here’s some evidence.
Consider this friendly exchange between Jose Fernandez and Evan Longoria a change of pace from Jonathan Papelbon’s Fightin’ Around The League tour. The Rays third baseman absolutely socked an offering from the Marlins pitcher in the first inning of Thursday’s game, and in the next inning, Fernandez joked about it.
When the Miami Marlins sent Marcell Ozuna to the minors on July 5, there was more in play than just giving the slumping third-year outfielder a chance “to get his rhythm back,” as Ozuna’s agent Scott Boras said he was told. Whether Ozuna becomes eligible for arbitration after this season or next depends on how much…
The Miami Marlins beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-7 tonight in a pretty-fun game between pretty-terrible teams. The coolest part was when Marcell Ozuna hit a two-run home run that plunked directly on top the crown of the left field foul pole.
The dogs were all over Marlins Park Sunday for the team’s Bark in the Park event. A couple of pooches were even interviewed. One dog named Lemon, who belonged to Fox Sports Florida reporter Jessica Blaylock, was not thrilled about Craig Minervini’s microphone in her face.
Some weird stuff happened at the Marlins’ stadium while the visiting Nationals were taking batting practice last night. Some weird fart stuff, to be specific:
A lawsuit filed last month in Miami-Dade County court alleges a woman suffered serious and permanent injuries after being attacked by a fake shark during a 2013 Miami Marlins game. The Marlins, like most shitty (and a few good) teams, hold a mascot race between innings in a futile attempt to distract fans from the…